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bofransson:

Beatriz Elorza
Cercando La Luce, 2014

bofransson:

Beatriz Elorza

Cercando La Luce, 2014

Paintings

Even in stuffy silence dans le musée

they overflow with biological noise 
like a humid jungle, close 
and caught in a flurry of bright 
activity—

Like math, brought back from the dead
from an old and ancient coffin, confined, 
breathing a new vitality 
in flush forms newly contrived— 
but only barely, wavering above
the flames of a love for life 

What do paintings have to say to us
—as if they could speak—
with a mouth closed so tight as that 
you’d need a giant cosmic heart
to hear a peep 
And their words like light 
writ across windows, non-grammatical 
slur   
slur, like messy relationships—or rain
car windows blur  

But what words got to me are few is are, 
here is your memory—(your mind pristine, 
observed), 
here is your day (caught, crystalized,
preserved) 
Here is time moving sluggish-ly,
like a cool, liquid creek 
under the summer sunlight 
gurg-ling, like laughter, like shade— 

From birth, to old age: it’s all 
a kind of paint-ing, and I think—
the hands of painters are caught—by
their desire to breathe and they feel 
they have to break
through the eyes, the mouth, and
the rib-cage to feel free, 
because the hands themselves, they  
are too discrete. 

New Russian Troika, 2003, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

New Russian Troika, 2003, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

perhaps life’s “being unfair” has more to do with the limitations of our minds, than anything else.

like, I think everyone knows that life is unfair, because tragedy follows it around, because we’re material

but when we complain about it being unfair, we’re usually talking about some inability for others to grasp the true nature of the situation

so instead of saying “life’s unfair” we should just say “people are short-sighted, or blind” and I think we’d hit on it better.

Nativity, 1995, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

Nativity, 1995, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

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rabbrakha:

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inneroptics:

La Belle et le Bête, circa 1940. Tirage argentique d’époque

inneroptics:

La Belle et le Bête, circa 1940. Tirage argentique d’époque